Visiting Sint Anna ter Muiden, the smallest town in the Netherlands

Visiting Sint Anna ter Muiden, the smallest town in the Netherlands

When I read about Sint Anna ter Muiden and a couple sources mentioned that it was one of the most beautiful towns in the Netherlands, I was very curious.  This small town is the most western point of the Netherlands and it only has 50 people (as of 2006).  This makes Sint Anna ter Muiden the smallest town in the Netherlands and an absolutely stunning one, only 300 meters from the Belgian border. It’s right next to Sluis, one of the cities of Zeeland, so it’s easy to visit for an hour or two if you’re in the area.  I’ll be discussing the history of this fascinating and beautiful off the beaten path town in the Netherlands. (more…)

Secret Gouda: Your free self-guided walking tour of Gouda with the best things to do in Gouda

Secret Gouda: Your free self-guided walking tour of Gouda with the best things to do in Gouda

Gouda is a city in South Holland, the Netherlands, that is famous for its namesake cheese. Many people only come to Gouda for the cheese market, however there’s so much more to this beautiful Dutch city only an hour from Amsterdam.

In this guide to Gouda’s beautiful historic city center, I’ll be showing you the best things to do in Gouda that aren’t cheesy, including obvious historicarl monuments, some secret places in Gouda that people leave off too many itineraries, and a few independent cafes/restaurants in Gouda that you’ll want to visit. I tried to minimize costs in this one day guide to Gouda, so you can choose whether you want to pay for museums or walk more.  (Don’t worry, this Gouda itinerary includes a cheese shop!)

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Your foodie guide to Yerseke, the best place to try Zeeland mussels, oysters, and lobster in Zeeland

Your foodie guide to Yerseke, the best place to try Zeeland mussels, oysters, and lobster in Zeeland

Sometimes, I get a wild hair–and when I read about the Zeeland mussels, oysters, and the Oosterschelde lobster, I knew that I had to visit this Dutch province just for the seafood.  After researching where to try the best seafood in Zeeland, I ended up deciding to visit Yerseke.  This cozy fishing village is one of the best places in Zeeland to try local Zeeland seafood.   In this little guide to Yerseke for day trippers, I’ll be discussing the history of Yerseke, where to eat in Yerseke, and what to eat in Yerseke.

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One day in Leiden: Things to do in Leiden and free self-guided walking tour of Leiden

One day in Leiden: Things to do in Leiden and free self-guided walking tour of Leiden

A lot of you have been really curious about Leiden. Since moving to the Hague, I regularly visit Leiden and I’m actually considering moving to Leiden as I love it so much.  This cozy Dutch university town is the perfect day trip from Amsterdam (or Rotterdam), so I’ll be showing off the best things to do in Leiden in this little guide to one of my favorite Dutch cities with a free self-guided walking tour of Leiden to ensure that you see the best of Leiden in one day. (more…)

Your complete guide to Scheveningen: A resident’s guide to Scheveningen beach and beyond

Your complete guide to Scheveningen: A resident’s guide to Scheveningen beach and beyond

I’m not even a beach person, but the Scheveningen beach has found a way into my heart. Now that it’s actually beach weather, it’s the perfect time to visit Scheveningen.  When I first moved to the Hague, I actually lived in Scheveningen as it was cheap in the dead of winter.  Anyways, keep reading for a complete guide to Scheveningen, which I’ll be updating as I discover even more cool beach bars in Scheveningen! (more…)

What it’s like to stay in a chateau in France and beautiful French chateaux to stay at

What it’s like to stay in a chateau in France and beautiful French chateaux to stay at

Each of us has a bucket list with experiences that they want and staying in a chateau in France has been long been on mine.  While living in Paris, my husband and I took a weekend road trip to Normandy and I knew that this was my chance to stay in a chateau in France (also the clock was ticking).  Keep reading for my experience of staying at a chateau in France as well as others’ experiences staying at French chateaux, and other beautiful chateaus in France that you’ll want to visit!

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